Diagnosis and treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis.

  title={Diagnosis and treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis.},
  author={Beth A Choby},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={79 5},
Common signs and symptoms of streptococcal pharyngitis include sore throat, temperature greater than 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C), tonsillar exudates, and cervical adenopathy. Cough, coryza, and diarrhea are more common with viral pharyngitis. Available diagnostic tests include throat culture and rapid antigen detection testing. Throat culture is considered the diagnostic standard, although the sensitivity and specificity of rapid antigen detection testing have improved significantly. The… CONTINUE READING


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